The kids at my school have gone gaga over the movie "The Great Gatsby." I have not seen it yet, and I probably won't until it comes out on DVD. (The next movie I will go see is the new Star Trek movie "Into Darkness."). Have any of you seen "Gatsby"? I'm glad to see the kids excited about The Great Gatsby; many of them are even looking forward to reading the book. Personally, The Great Gatsby is not my favorite Fitzgerald book. I prefer This Side of Paradise and Tender Is the Night , but The Great Gatsby is a classic.
With all of the excitement over the movie, I have had several of the kids in my Drama Club show an interest in doing the play The Great Gatsby. However, it has a large cast and a large number of male parts. I have mostly girls in my Drama Club, and they are never keen on playing male parts. However, I would love to do a 1920s era play that would have a small cast of 8-12 and have mostly women, but I haven't been able to find or think of anything that fits that description. So, since I know some of you have experience in theater, I would love to know if any of you have a suggestion or two. If you know of anything, please let me know.